History

The Devil is in the Details: Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums

Read about some of the hidden secrets of the Vatican Museums, where to find and how to make sense of ...

Tue 06 Mar 2018

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8 Sources of Wonder at the Uffizi Gallery

The Galleria Uffizi is truly one of the world’s great museums and no wonder; it was here under ...

Sat 10 Feb 2018

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The Colour of Empire: The Many Marbles of Ancient Rome

A lot of people think of Ancient Rome as a pretty monochrome place; in the popular imagination, its ...

Sat 10 Feb 2018

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Fortress of the Angels: the Mysteries and Histories of Castel Sant’Angelo

The unbelievable Castle Sant'Angelo's fall and rise through the centuries, is one of Rome's best ...

Wed 21 Dec 2016

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A tribute to the art of sculpture: the treasures of the Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums

The wondrous Octagonal Courtyard at the Vatican Museums offers the chance to admire some of the most ...

Tue 11 Apr 2017

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6 recent restorations to better experience the glorious past of the Roman Forum

The archaeological treasures of the Roman Forum are not just jewels to be silently closed in an ...

Sun 19 Mar 2017

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A walk in the heart of Rome

An evocative walk in the heart of Rome, following the path of an ancient Roman road turned into the ...

Mon 13 Mar 2017

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Art Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence: A Renaissance Journey

Visit Florence to step back in time, into the Renaissance city of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo ...

Wed 21 Dec 2016

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Privilege and punishment: the Vestal Virgins of Ancient Rome

Devoting your life as a Vestal Virgin to the State and retaining your chastity was an honour, awarde ...

Thu 15 Dec 2016

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Going Underground in Rome

Beneath the streets of Rome are underground rivers, quarries, temples, and countless bodies. If you ...

Fri 16 Dec 2016

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Art Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity and Controversy in the Sistine Chapel

Nudity, demons, and Hell in art have been a topic of debate. With great art comes great risk. The ...

Thu 15 Dec 2016

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The Domus Aurea: Nero's pleasure palace in Rome

Nero's Golden House: read about the story of its Palace of endless beauty and complexity, its redisc ...

Wed 14 Dec 2016

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